The College Aides are essential in helping the college run smoothly. Their base of operations is at the front desk in the Head of College’s Office, where they check out keys to the basement activity rooms; receive and distribute mail; maintain the college bulletin boards and website; conduct tours; handle forms and purchases (trips, spirit wear, etc.), and answer student questions. They help students who have been locked out of their suites and generally troubleshoot!
The Aides also work in the House at College Teas, Study Breaks, Mellon Forums, and the monthly Fellows’ dinners. College Aides also assist with the opening of the college and freshmen move-in at the beginning of the academic year and with commencement activities at the close of the academic year.
The aides interact with the Head of College and the Associate Head of College, the Head of College’s Senior Administrative Assistant, the Operations Manager, the House Service Assistant and of course each other. They are an integral part of college operations.
Lillian is from Colorado, and is a Senior in Calhoun studying Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. She is a member of the Varsity Women’s Soccer Team, an undergraduate research assistant in the Addy Laboratory at the Yale School of Medicine, and occasionally works as a registered EMT.
Meg is a senior studying art with a concentration in animation. She is co-chair of the Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs, and also the art room manager of Calhoun College.
Anna Sophia is a senior in the Global Affairs major on the international security track. She is also the President of the Calhoun College Council and the Director of Recruitment for TAMID Group at Yale. She loves Calhoun very much.
Liza is a senior studying economics and education studies. In addition to working as a College Aide, she does her best to solve minor and medium-sized tech issues in her capacity as a student tech. She also works as a student mentor at Celentano Middle School and teaches health education classes with Community Health Educators.
Calvin is a senior studying environmental studies and Arabic. You can usually find him sitting on the courtyard hammocks or riding his bike to the fields for intramural sports.
Sarika is a senior Global Affairs major and Global Health Scholar. In addition to serving as a college Aide, she used to serve on student government and was a Communication and Consent Educator, working to foster a more positive sexual climate on campus.
Kate Bradley is a senior majoring in Economics. Besides being a college aide, she is an intramural secretary and mentors in an after school program twice a week. She loves being a part of this college community.
James is a senior studying political science. He served as Sports Editor of the Yale Daily News and broadcasts several Yale athletics sporting events. When he wants to get off campus, he takes his friends to enjoy sweets at his parents’ local donut shop.
Sally Weiner is from Mansfield, New Jersey and is a double major in African Studies and History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health. In addition to being a college aide, Sally is a member of the Public Health Coalition, a researcher at the Roosevelt Institute of Public Policy, and Calhoun ceramics room co-manager. She is grateful to work with the other incredible Aides, and for the existence of Head Adams’ cat, Mimi.
Michael is a Junior in Calhoun studying Economics and Math. He is a middle distance runner on the varsity Track and Field team and vice president of the Calhoun College Council.
Hope is a junior political science and history double major from just outside Chicago. She is a sports editor for the YDN and a mentor for the civic education program, Citizen.
Jessie is a junior majoring in History. Outside of school she enjoys singing with her all-female cappella group, Something Extra, playing on the Club Lacrosse team, and spending time in Calhoun!
Shafeeq is a junior majoring in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. He is a Head Course Assistant for CS50, teaches web development to high schoolers through the Urban Improvement Corps, and helps organize YHack.
Riya is a prospective Global Affairs major. She loves exploring and studying other cultures, from language to food to music. Outside of class, she is the sales director of AIESEC and is actively involved with UFLIP. She enjoys spending her free time hanging in the Calhoun buttery, exploring New Haven restaurants, and going for runs.
Austin is a sophomore hoping to study Global Affairs. He is the Director of Communications of the on-campus student organization A Leg Even and also a volunteer tutor at the Bridges English as a Second Language organization at Yale.
Anand is a sophomore and a prospective Ethics, Politics, and Economics major. He hails from Phoenix, Arizona and likes to spend time with friends, read nerdy philosophy books, and practice meditation in his free time. A fun fact about Anand is that he once lost a tooth on the Eiffel Tower.